General Management, Emphasis

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
STHM 218 Bison image Sports in Society (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 207Bus & Prof Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core II Natural/Physical Science4
Core II Humanities (WI)3
Core II Fine Arts3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (Core II Humanities recommended)3
Writing Intensive3
STHM 218 Bison image Sports in Society (CT) (Multicultural/International)3
STHM 475 Bison image Capstone Seminar3
Major-Specific
ACC 310Acct for Entrepreneurs3
CMM 207Bus & Prof Communication3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
ECN 200Survey of Economics3
STHM 218 Bison image Sports in Society (CT) (MC)3
STHM 250Intro to Sport Management3
STHM 380Sport Marketing3
STHM 381Sport Finance/Economics3
STHM 401Ethics in Sport3
STHM 416Facility Design & Management3
STHM 430Sport Law3
STHM 475 Bison image Capstone Seminar3
MGT 218Business Quantitative Methods3
MGT 320Principles of Management3
MKT 340MKT Concepts and Applications3
NRRM 320Sports & Campus Rec Mgmt3
PEL or Dance1
PEL or Dance1
Area of Emphasis-Specific
Complete two of the following: 6
Sport Management Practicum
Sport MGT Pre-Internship
Leadership: Theory & Practice
Internship (6 hrs)
AD-PR Principles and Ethics
STHM Restricted Elective
Select two of the following:6
Sport Tourism
Sport in Film
Women in Sport
Sport Agent
Sport Analytics
Sales & Promotion MGT in Sport
Olympic Games
Declare a minor in Management, Entrepreneurship, or Spanish
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Free Elective1
Freshman First Class (recommended)
Free Elective2

Major Information

  • General Management Area of Emphasis:
    • General Management Area of Emphasis include six hours STHM restricted elective classes. Summer school may be required to complete this degree in four years.
    • A minor must be declared in either Management, Entrepreneurship, or Spanish.
  • Other Area of Emphasis Options:
    • Sport Marketing
    • Sport Agency
    • Facilities and Operation Management
    • Sport Information
    • Recreation and Physical Activity
    • Sport Studies
  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semester's schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • A minimum of 120 hours is required to complete this major. 

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Four Year Plan

The mission of the Sport Management degree program is to educate students to become reflective, principled, knowledgeable, and creative learners who will succeed in the global sport management community in the 21st century. Sports are a major provider of high dollar entertainment which makes the industry very business oriented. The Sports Management program at MU allows students exposure to modern methods of business communication, sport marketing, sport finance and economics, ethical and legal issues in sport business, event management and more. Students have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience by completing internships within sport business settings.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
STHM 250 Intro to Sport Management 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
MGT 320 Principles of Management 3
CMM 207 Bus & Prof Communication 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
STHM 218 Bison image Sports in Society (CT) (MC) 3
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
MGT 218 Business Quantitative Methods 3
Core II Natural/Physical Science 4
STHM 290 Sport Management Practicum 3
MKT 340 MKT Concepts and Applications 3
ECN 200 Survey of Economics 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ACC 310 Acct for Entrepreneurs 3
STHM 401 Ethics in Sport 3
STHM 380 Sport Marketing 3
PEL or Dance 1
Minor Requirement 3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
STHM 381 Sport Finance/Economics 3
STHM 410 Leadership: Theory & Practice 3
STHM 390 Sport MGT Pre-Internship 3
STHM Restricted Elective 3
Minor Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
NRRM 320 Sports & Campus Rec Mgmt 3
STHM Restricted Elective 3
Minor Requirement 3
JMC 330 AD-PR Principles and Ethics 3
Minor Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
STHM 430 Sport Law 3
STHM 490 Internship 6
Minor Requirement 3
Minor Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
STHM 475 Bison image Capstone Seminar 3
STHM 416 Facility Design & Management 3
Free Elective 2
Writing Intensive 3
PEL or Dance 1
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120